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    Flat paints?

    How can you remove the stains in a flat painted wall? Well, aside from repainting.


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    Burn it with fire.

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    Put something extremely distracting next to the stain, as to draw attention away from said stain. The wall will appear clean, as the aforementioned distracting object nearby will lure all attention away from such subtleties as light stains. That or you can burn the wall with fire as Burl said, and i'm sure there's many other alternatives to repainting to get rid of the stains that may pop up here. My 2 cents.
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    As a painting contractor, you should really know the answer to your question. I don't think I'd ever hire you, sorry.

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    Yeah i think you got the wrong kind of "painter" forums there pal.
    "I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain."
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    Well, from watching CSI, I know that bleach will destroy blood stain evidence so that luminol crap won't work on it.

    Might not be good for the wall. But, might just keep you outta the joint. . .

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    1) maybe you DO have the wrong kind of "painting" forums.

    2) If you're willing to do all that other shit, why not just repaint the damn wall?
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    A painting contractor is trying to get business by asking us to suggest ways of removing a stain from a wall, aside from repainting? What if we figure it out, then aren't you going to lose your customers?
    Also (to answer the question) it depends on the stain. Some things can be removed with stain removers, or nail polish remover, or one of those Magic Eraser things.
    If all else fails, hang a picture over it or move a cabinet in front of it.

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    in all seriousness though, if you want to remove a stain from a wall without repainting it, get the cleaning "erasers" from the household cleaners section. I can't remember the brand but they're little white squares, you get them wet and rub them on stains on even white walls and they should come off without repainting.

    I've moved out of several apartments over the last 8 or so years and i always use those to clean up and subtle stains on the walls, be is cyanide, blood, or skin burned onto the wall (dont ask).


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